The Royd Moor wind farm has been in operation since November 1993 and is owned by Yorkshire Windpower Limited, a 50/50 joint venture between E.ON and Energy Power Resources Limited (EPRL).
The wind turbines are situated on a ridge 320m above sea level with the surrounding land continuing to be used to grow crops.
Following a visit to the site author Stephen Booth, who was the Barry Award winner for the best crime novel of 2001, decided it was exactly what he had in mind for a wind farm that will feature in his latest thriller, set in the Peak district. The wind farm also features as the back drop for local produce and there is even a café near to the site where visitors can enjoy a coffee whilst enjoying the view over the wind farm.
*Based on an annual average domestic household consumption of 4,115kWH (source: Renewable UK)
||Penistone, South Yorkshire
||35m to hub, 54m to tip